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SAPAT, PETE NOLAN (of Magik Markers), and ZACHARY CALE at NACHBAR, Thursday, September 3rd – FREE! FINAL SHOW!

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

SAPAT

PETE NOLAN

ZACHARY CALE

Thursday, September 3rd
at NACHBAR

969 Charles Street (at the corner of Charles and Krieger)
10 PM, 21-and-over
FREE!
Check out the Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/979206792122162/

Spawned from the formidable Louisville, Kentucky collective known as Black Velvet Fuckere, SAPAT resides as the centrifugal force in this Midwestern psychedelic madrigal set in the psychosexual backwaters of the mighty Ohio River. For the entirety of the ‘00 decade, members have kept busy collaborating with and/or massaging the egos of various and sundry avant-pontiffs such as Robert Fripp, Magik Markers, Dead Child and Eugene Chadbourne – when not honing the orgone energy of SAPAT. Their most recent LP, A Posthuman Guide to the Advent Calendar Origins of the Peep Show, was released last fall on Sophomore Lounge Records.

PETE NOLAN has been a figure in the U.S. underground basement psych scene for the past two decades. A co-founder of legendary noise-rock outfit Magik Markers (with whom he’s amassed over 50 releases), Nolan has collaborated with the likes of Sonic Youth’s Steve Shelley (who serves as drummer for his long-running Spectre Folk project), Jandek, J. Mascis, John Olson, Randy “Lee” Sutherland, Chris Corsano, Thurston Moore, Angst Hase Pfeffer Nase, Elisa Ambrogio, Double Leopards, Son of Earth, Julie Cafritz, Kris Abplanalp (as Virgin Eye Blood Brothers), Brian Ramirez, Steve Gunn, Aaron Mullan, Mick Flower, Ashtray Navigations, Kim Gordon, and Mark Ibold. Taking cues from time spent in pro studios with the likes of Lee Ranaldo, Scott Colburn, and Aaron Mullan but never straying too far from his base as a sound collage artist, Nolan wrote, recorded, and mixed his new album, the first under his name, Easy at home with the assistance of his wife, Julie. If you listen closely, you can hear Nolan electrocuting Mark E. Smith mid-performance and enslaving the Clean, making them play the funky drummer for days and days while Eno whirls his Revox in stormy guilt ridden dreams. But don’t be scared off, that’s just the process. The big payback of Easy is a joyful exaltation of life, freedom, mind-expansion, and love. It’s the long way around to a simplified meaning, it’s the goal achieved in the describing, it’s an invitation to get up and dance… it’s Easy.

ZACHARY CALE has been releasing records under his own name for just shy of a decade. Duskland, the title of his latest record, is a work of craftsmanship full of elegant lyricism and mysterious imagery; a collection of songs that look directly into the face of darkness yet drive beyond it, forging new paths. Taking cues from artists like Oh Mercy/Time Out of Mind-era Dylan and Nick Cave’s work with the Bad Seeds, Duskland evokes a restless spirit, one that is informed by American myths and tall tales. There’s a Western flair to many of the album’s songs with nods to soundtrack composers such as Morricone and the dream-laden noir of Badalamenti. Many of the album’s highlights maintain a ceremonial grace.

Due to reasons not worth delving into, this will be the last show produced and presented by The Other Side of Life for the immediate future, and possibly ever. We thank you for your support over the years, and we hope to see you at this fantastic show!

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DRAINOLITH and THREE LEGGED RACE at KAIJU, Wednesday, June 17th

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

DRAINOLITH

and

THREE LEGGED RACE

Wednesday, June 17th
at KAIJU
1004 E. Oak Street
9 PM, 21+
FREE!
Check out the Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/656909121120654/
Recommended If You Like: Royal Trux, Wolf Eyes, AIDS Wolf, Dan’l Boone

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DRAINOLITH is the project of Alexander Moskos. The Montreal-based Moskos is a longstanding figure in the North American Underground Music scene. He has played in various projects, most notably as the lead guitarist in noise rock outfit AIDS Wolf. He is also currently a member of Danʼl Boone whose self-titled LP was released in 2014 on Drag City.  Moskosʼ songs in DRAINOLITH are simple lyrical motifs wrapped in angular blues riff and futures-hock electronics that are as much inspired by Robert Ashley as they are by Leonard Cohen. The first DRAINOLITH album Fighting! was released on Spectrum Spools in 2012, and the new DRAINOLITH album Hysteria was just released on NNA Records & Tapes. Hysteria was co-produced by Neil Hagerty of Royal Trux and Nate Young of Wolf Eyes. The cycle of songs on Hysteria touch on many themes: The Quebec biker wars, surviving street hassles in Detroit, getting jacked for your sneakers, coarse sexual desire. Moskos has toured all over the world with his many projects and will continue to do so. He is also set to publish a novel and drop a solo piano album in 2015.

Read the Pitchfork review of Hysteria here: http://pitchfork.com/reviews/albums/20563-hysteria/.

THREE LEGGED RACE is the solo electronic project of Lexington, Kentucky-based artist and musician Robert Beatty. Beatty is a founding member of Hair Police, and a long time collaborator with C. Spencer Yeh’s Burning Star Core project. Beatty’s constantly evolving aesthetic is realized via an elaborate network of primitive electronics and outmoded thrift store detritus. Each performance and recording explores the repetition and decay of simple musical themes, discovering a new world of rhythmic and harmonic possibilities with each tier of abstraction, evoking minimalist sci-fi soundtracks, clouded hypnotic landscapes, and primal industrial techno. The debut THREE LEGGED RACE full length entitled Persuasive Barrier was released in 2012 on Editions Mego sub-label Spectrum Spools, run by John Elliott of the band Emeralds. A collection of Beatty’s Soundtracks for Takeshi Murata was released under his own name on the Glistening Examples label late in 2013.

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CHER VON, DIVINE CIRCLES, and AERIAL RUIN at KAIJU, Tuesday, June 2nd – FREE!

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

CHER VON

DIVINE CIRCLES

AERIAL RUIN

Tuesday, June 2nd
at KAIJU
1004 E. Oak Street
8 PM, 21+
FREE!
Check out the Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1614599652088402/
Recommended If You Like: U.S. Christmas, Meredith Monk, Epidemic, Grouper

CHER VON, aka Chervon Koeune, is an experimental vocalist, performer, and composer residing in Louisville, Kentucky. CHER VON is known for her unique vocal style, which blends a playful use of wordless vocalizing with a sometimes-throaty, sometimes-graceful delivery of ethereal melodies. Working primarily with a vocal processor, a large bass drum, and miscellaneous found-sound objects, her exploration has shifted to minimalist music concepts.

DIVINE CIRCLES is the solo venture of violinist and composer Meg Mulhearn, also a member of the groups U.S. Christmas, Judas Horse and Lunar Creature.

AERIAL RUIN is the mostly acoustic solo project of Erik Moggridge whose current and former bands include Old Grandad, drift of a curse and the late eighties/early nineties thrash/death metal band Epidemic. You can stream the new AERIAL RUIN album Ash of Your Cares here: https://aerialruin.bandcamp.com/album/ash-of-your-cares.

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DRY SUMMERS, TYCOONS OF TEEN, and INVISIBLE THINGS at KAIJU, Sunday, May 24th – FREE!

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

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DRY SUMMERS
Rock n’ roll to soothe your soul.
(Featuring members of Gangly Youth, The Photographic, Tiny Fights, and Shutaro Noguchi)

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TYCOONS OF TEEN
Fuzzy girl group rock n roll freakout!
(Featuring members of Plastic Bubble, Gangly Youth, Bad Star and Sweatermeat)

Invisible Things

INVISIBLE THINGS
Blistering noise rock from Chicago
(featuring members of U.S. Maple and Parts and Labor)
Stream their new album Time AS One Axis here: http://newatlantisrecords.bandcamp.com/album/time-as-one-axis

Sunday, May 24th
at KAIJU
1004 E. Oak Street
10 PM, 21+
FREE!
Check out the Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1590821974509863/
Recommended If You Like: U.S. Maple, Gangly Youth, Sweatermeat, Parts and Labor

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STATE CHAMPION “FANTASY ERROR” Record Release Show with SAPAT at DECCA, Friday, May 29th

Cropped Out, The Other Side of Life, and Decca are proud to present:

STATE CHAMPION
FANTASY ERROR RECORD RELEASE SHOW

With Special Guests

SAPAT

FRIDAY, MAY 29
at Decca
812 E. Market Street
DOORS AT 9
MUSIC AT 10
FREE! (SUGGESTED DONATION)
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1442266419418556/
Recommended if you like: Louisville! Chicago and Nashville, too!

Pre-order Fantasy Error from WWW.SOPHOMORELOUNGE.COM. The first 100 pre-orders include “Fantasy Error” bumper sticker and limited edition Sophomore Lounge patch FREE with purchase.

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“Spend some time in Louisville, Kentucky and you will find it is one of the most unassumingly strange places in America. The ratio of grown folks to millennials in attendance at any rock gig seems roughly 3:1. Such events take place in places like caves and chicken coops, among other nontraditional venues. Hip, transgressive people don’t seem to outgrow hip, transgressive things here; no one seems very eager to settle for a life less weird. Catherine Irwin of the great Louisville/Chicago band Freakwater — who lends her inimitable vocal talents to several tunes on Fantasy Error, the latest album by STATE CHAMPION — once joked that the evergreen nature (no pun intended) of the Louisville scene was due to the dearth of area vocational schools. If an album has been made in this young century that better captures the essence of this burg than Fantasy Error, I haven’t heard it.

STATE CHAMPION‘s punked-up country gunk frequently recalls both the Aristotelian pathos of bands like Souled American and Palace Brothers and the character-driven black humor of indie ironists like Camper Van Beethoven and the Supreme Dicks. Mere homage, however, is not STATE CHAMPION‘s line. Singer and head honcho Ryan Davis is a sharp, astute lyricist, the kind of songwriter who probably gets tired of people asking him why he doesn’t try his hand at short story writing. Indeed, Fantasy Error‘s depictions of postmasters and county coroners, Dickensian drinkers and ‘teardrop pushers’ are as vivid as they are familiar, sung with the conviction of a Drag City-damaged Chris Knight. The musicians provide the perfect foil, loose without trying too terribly hard to appear ‘ramshackle.’ Frayed horsehair bows are dragged across fiddle wire and banjos frail for dear life; fuzzy, unfussy electric guitars bend, scrimmage, and howl while subtle synthesizers interject ominously through the din; even the percussion sounds bleary-eyed and broken-up with.

Fantasy Error is a great rock and roll record, equal parts Springsteen and noise scene, as American as broken traffic lights and bad trips.

“The banner yet waves!”

– James Jackson Toth (January 2015)

Spawned from the formidable Louisville, Kentucky collective known as Black Velvet Fuckere, SAPAT resides as the centrifugal force in this Midwestern psychedelic madrigal set in the psychosexual backwaters of the mighty Ohio River. For the entirety of the ‘00 decade, members have kept busy collaborating with and/or massaging the egos of various and sundry avant-pontiffs such as Robert Fripp, Magik Markers, Dead Child and Eugene Chadbourne – when not honing the orgone energy of SAPAT. Their most recent LP, A Posthuman Guide to the Advent Calendar Origins of the Peep Show, was released last fall on Sophomore Lounge Records.

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SEASIDE CAVES and SIX BELLS at KAIJU, Tuesday, May 12th – FREE!

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The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

SEASIDE CAVES

and

SIX BELLS

Tuesday, May 12th
at KAIJU
1004 E. Oak Street
10 PM, 21+
FREE!
Check out the Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1629479830607242/
Recommended If You Like: Coliseum, Canyon, Boy’s Life, Brandon Butler

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(Photo of SEASIDE CAVES by by Atumnspadarophotgraphy.com)

SEASIDE CAVES are a dreamy smear of sticky lip gloss across a sullen, shadowed face; crepuscular hazy androgen neu-wave pop from the New Jersey shore. Listen to their new, debut album here: http://seasidecaves.bandcamp.com.

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SIX BELLS is a Louisville, Kentucky-based band consisting of longtime scene veterans Brandon Butler (formerly of Canyon and Boys Life), Ryan Patterson (Coliseum, Whips/Chains), Keith Bryant (formerly of Coliseum), and Forrest Kuhn (killii killii, formerly of Ennui). They combine the lyricism of Butler’s solo songwriter work with the taut, “Louisville-style” rhythm section of Bryant and Kuhn, plus Ryan Patterson’s tasteful, melodic guitar.

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A FREE SHOW with TASHI DORJI and EXACTA CUBE at THE NEW VINTAGE, Sunday, April 5th

The Other Side of Life is proud to present:

TASHI DORJI

and

EXACTA CUBE

Sunday, April 5th
at The New Vintage
2126 S. Preston
Doors open at 6 PM
FREE! ALL AGES!
Facebook invitation here: https://www.facebook.com/events/958787660820381
Recommended If You Like: Sir Richard Bishop, Derek Bailey, Tangerine Dream, Kraftwerk

A Bhutanese guitarist now residing in Asheville, North Carolina, TASHI DORJI makes meticulously crafted sounds that conjure spirits, wrestle demons, and tame wild beasts. As beautiful as they are cerebral, his acoustic works are reminiscent of Derek Bailey’s free improvisations, flamenco and John Fahey’s Americana. His new album, Appa, will be released by Bathetic on March 31st: http://batheticrecords.com/release/appa/.

EXACTA CUBE is the electronic improvisational vehicle of Introvert (www.soundcloud.com/introvertmusic) and Nicholas Daniel (www.soundcloud.com/gigasturtz). Intricate textures mashed with complex and evolving rhythms, their debut cassette last year was the first release on the new, Louisville-based City State Tapes label (www.facebook.com/citystatetapes).

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